If you're a fan of dark, cinematic TV dramas like Breaking Bad, True Detective, and The Walking Dead, you've got The Sopranos to thank. From 1999 to 2007, Tony Soprano was among the first of a new generation of flawed yet relatable anti-heroes, setting a new standard for the small screen that many have emulated but few have matched.
Did your favorite show get canceled? We get it. Curated by Fresh Air in collaboration with our friends at the Museum of Pop Culture, this collection features interviews with the people behind some of our favorite, dearly departed TV shows:
Freaks and Geeks | My So-Called Life | The Break with Michelle Wolf | The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore | Twin Peaks | GLOW | Chappelle's Show
We look at the 2020 election and the chaotic 2000 presidential recount.
In this collection, listen as law professors and journalists discuss some of the challenges that candidates, voters, and election officials may face this year, from voter suppression to foreign interference to problems with electronic ballots. You'll also hear reflections on the contested election of 2000, when a series of controversial events led the Supreme Court to declare that George W. Bush had won the presidency, defeating Al Gore in Florida by a margin of just 537 votes.
Hear the oral history of World War II as told by the veterans who fought in it, the filmmakers who captured it, and the historians who sought to understand it. Listen to these first-person interviews and watch history unfold in World on Fire, a new seven-part series by Masterpiece. The story begins Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 9/8c on PBS.